Author: David Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 659

Surrounded by evil, how long can one man's good intentions last? February 1941, Berlin: A murderer is on a killing spree. The Murder Squad is in the midst of the biggest manhunt the city has ever seen. Georg Heuser is the idealistic, brilliant young detective set to crack the case. July 1959, West Germany: Lawyers Max Kraus and Paula Siebert are investigating war crimes of unimaginable magnitude committed near the Russian Front, the empire the Nazis called Ostland. The man accused is called Georg Heuser. Assured of his guilt, Paula and Max have only one question left: What has happened to make this good man become a monster?

French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II

Author: Raffael Scheck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 336

View: 765

This book discusses the experience of French colonial prisoners of war captured by Nazi Germany during World War II. It illustrates that the colonial prisoners' contradictory experiences with French authorities, French civilians, and German guards led to clashes with a colonial administration eager to return to a discriminatory routine following the war.

When the Doves Disappeared

Author: Sofi Oksanen

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 808

1941: In Communist-ruled, war-ravaged Estonia, two men are fleeing from the Red Army - Roland, a fiercely principled freedom fighter, and his slippery cousin Edgar. When the Germans arrive, Roland goes into hiding; Edgar abandons his unhappy wife, Juudit, and takes on a new identity as a loyal supporter of the Nazi regime... 1963: Estonia is again under Communist control, independence even further out of reach behind the Iron Curtain. Edgar is now a Soviet apparatchik, desperate to hide the secrets of his past life and stay close to those in power. But his fate remains entangled with Roland's, and with Juudit, who may hold the key to uncovering the truth... In a masterfully told story that moves between the tumult of these two brutally repressive eras - a story of surveillance, deception, passion, and betrayal - Sofi Oksanen brings to life both the frailty, and the resilience, of humanity under the shadow of tyranny.


Author: Charles D. Pettibone

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: History

Page: 612

View: 748

There are numerous Order of Battle books on the market. So what makes this one so special? Why should one decide on this particular book? Most Order of Battle books usually deal only with the division and corps level of a country's army. Most higher commands are not covered. This book deals with all the branches of a country's military, giving a breakdown of all the major echelons of command, from theater down to brigade, under each component (army group, armies, corps, division, and brigade), and the equivalent command structure for the other military branches are included. Second, it attempts to give an overall command structure of the country's military, showing the central headquarters command structure as well as the major components (army groups, armies, corps, etc.) Third, most Order of Battle books list the commanders and their dates of tenure. This book includes those but also lists their next duty assignments or where they went after leaving the post. One can literally trace a general officer's career through the upper echelons of command, making this completely different from all the other Order of Battle books on the market.

British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945

Author: Ben Wheatley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: History

Page: 272

View: 977

This is the first detailed study of Britain's open source intelligence (OSINT) operations during the Second World War, showing how accurate and influential OSINT could be and ultimately how those who analysed this intelligence would shape British post-war policy towards the Soviet Union. Following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, the enemy and neutral press covering the German occupation of the Baltic states offered the British government a vital stream of OSINT covering the entire German East. OSINT was the only form of intelligence available to the British from the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, due to the Foreign Office suspension of all covert intelligence gathering inside the Soviet Union. The risk of jeopardising the fragile Anglo-Soviet alliance was considered too great to continue covert intelligence operations. In this book, Wheatley primarily examines OSINT acquired by the Stockholm Press Reading Bureau (SPRB) in Sweden and analysed and despatched to the British government by the Foreign Research and Press Service (FRPS) Baltic States Section and its successor, the Foreign Office Research Department (FORD). Shedding light on a neglected area of Second World War intelligence and employing useful case studies of the FRPS/FORD Baltic States Section's Intelligence, British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 makes a new and important argument which will be of great value to students and scholars of British intelligence history and the Second World War.





Category: Prussia, East (Poland and Russia)


View: 525

Baltic Countries

Livonia, Reichskommissariat Ostland, United Baltic Duchy, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, Bishopric of Courland

Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series



Page: 58

View: 227

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 90. Chapters: Baltic states, Courland, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, Livonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Treaty of Nystad, Livonian Brothers of the Sword, Estonia, Reichskommissariat Ostland, Livonian people, List of German exonyms for places in Latvia, Baltic Russians, Terra Mariana, United Baltic Duchy, Baltic Air Policing, Livonian language, Baltische Landeswehr, Territorial changes of the Baltic states, List of German exonyms for places in Estonia, Bishopric of Courland, Baltic Entente, Baltic Tiger, Swedish Livonia, Governorate of Livonia, On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, Courland Governorate, BalticGrid-II project, Baltic Basketball League, Truce of Vilna, Swedish extradition of Baltic soldiers, Bishopric of Reval, Baltic Defence College, BalticGrid project, Inflanty Voivodeship, Kingdom of Livonia, Truce of Altmark, Vifanord, Baltic Appeal, Ernst-Johann Biron, Prince of Courland, Sl tere National Park, A Drama in Livonia, Kolka, Latvia, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Baltic Act, Baltic University Programme, Truce of Mitawa, Aeningia, Maria Amalia of Courland, Venta Rapid, Baltic Touring Car Championship, Journal of Baltic Studies, BALTRON, Operation Eagle Guardian, Abava Valley, Kaive Oak, BaltNet, Walk, Livonia, Baltic Freedom Day. Excerpt: Estonia (; Estonian: ), officially the Republic of Estonia (Estonian: ), is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by the Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation (338.6 km). Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia covers 45,227 km (17,462 sq mi) and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. The Estonians are a Finnic people, and the so...